The amount of asbestos-containing trash shipped to Portuguese landfills from abroad more than tripled last year, alarming environmentalists and locals alike due to the carcinogenic and other health risks from the material.
The former superintendent of a Pennsylvania school district and two other officials have been charged with felony child endangerment over allegations they knew about lead and asbestos contamination in the schools but failed to do anything about it.
Whistleblowers say contaminated soil was used to make 'turf underlay' at Oran Park site, a development of 25,000 homes.
The investigation is in connection with the demolition of former Army barracks in 2015 without the required removal of hazardous asbestos.
The Center for Asbestos Related Disease estimates about one in ten residents in the Libby area are currently diagnosed with asbestos-related disease.
Quebec's standard for acceptable workplace exposure to asbestos fibres is currently 10 times higher than the rest of Canada.
Federal environmental regulators began work this week to clean up asbestos and potential cancer-causing chemicals.
Montana regulators are taking over in two northwestern Montana towns where lung-damaging asbestos contamination has been blamed in hundreds of deaths.
Clinton Creek doesn't get the level of attention other major mine clean-ups in the territory do, but it could become a big problem, especially for a small Alaskan city downstream.
Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.